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Research-Based Teaching Series: Literature Is an Ally: Reading War in the Classroom and Community

September 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Blue Ridge  Campus | Room 107
Cumming Campus | Room 262
Dahlonega Campus | |Hansford Hall 312
Gainesville Campus | Nesbitt 5105
Oconee Campus | SRC 564

Kristin Kelly, Associate Professor of English, will discuss her work with “Talking Service,” a national reading and discussion program for servicemen and servicewomen coming back to civilian life from the war zone. As faculty at a premier military college, all of us have veterans in our classrooms. Kelly’s talk will help us serve these students better through understanding what they experience as well as what resources can help them, including “Talking Service.”

The program is based on the text Standing Down: From Warrior to Civilian edited by Don Whitfield of the Great Books Foundation and includes essays, short stories, and poems spanning more than 2,500 years. Participants read and discuss selections on themes such as Caregiving, Civilians and War, Combat, Confronting the Enemy, and Family Relationships.

Sometimes the soldiers relate the evening’s reading to their own military experiences. Sometimes it’s all about the text. The Georgia Humanities Council sponsors Kelly’s program in Buford, GA, with textbook support also provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Please join us to learn how to better serve our student veterans.

This event will be video teleconferenced to all campuses.
Click here to register.


BLU 107 |CMG 262 |DAH Hansford 312 | GVL Nesbitt 5105 | OCN SRC 564


Diana Edelman